IPL 2022
MS Dhoni Steps Down As The CSK Skipper, Ravindra Jadeja To Lead
By CricShots - Mar 24, 2022 2:56 pm
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In a big development, MS Dhoni has decided to resign as the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper and now the all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will be leading the franchise and he is expected to take over the role in the next few years. Jadeja has honed his skills under Dhoni’s captaincy since joining the franchise in 2012 and is currently one of the premier all-rounders in world cricket. Jadeja is only the third cricketer after Dhoni and Suresh Raina to become CSK’s captain.

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MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja

In a statement regarding the same, CSK wrote: “MS Dhoni has decided to hand over the leadership of Chennai Super Kings and picked Ravindra Jadeja to lead the team. Jadeja, who has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings since 2021, will only be the third player to lead CSK. Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond.”

Ravindra Jadeja has done wonders with the bat as well as the ball for CSK over the years and is also one of the finest fielders in the IPL. Jadeja was one of the four players retained by CSK ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction including MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali.

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Just like DJ Bravo, Jadeja has played a vital role in CSK’s success over the years. In the 2022 IPL player auction, Jadeja was bought by CSK for a whopping price of ₹9.8 Crores, making him the most expensive player of the year’s auction. In IPL 2022 mega auction, Jadeja was CSK’s most expensive retention at 16 crores.

Be it be batting, bowling or fielding, Ravindra Jadeja has gone from strength to strength with each season and he has taken his batting to a different level in the last few seasons. Former Indian skipper, Sunil Gavaskar also opined that Jadeja could take over the captaincy from Dhoni if the latter decided to take a break.

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During a chat on Star Sports, Sunil Gavaskar said, “The way Ravindra Jadeja has matured as a player over the last few years, the way he is making the adjustment as far as his game is concerned and the way he reads match situations has been absolutely fantastic. If in the odd game MS Dhoni decides to take a break, I won’t be surprised if the mantle of captaincy will be handed over to Jadeja.”

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